Circle Tours: Golden Horseshoe

Overnight Stops: Toronto - Niagara Falls - Waterloo - London 2 nights - Toronto 2 nights

Arrive at Toronto's (1) Pearson International Airport and spend a night in Canada's biggest and liveliest city. From there, travel around the "Golden Horseshoe" to majestic Niagara Falls , with stops along the way in the St. Catharines quaint beach area of Port Dalhousie , and meander through the wonderful Niagara Wine Region before visiting historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, home to the Shaw Festival.

View of gazebo in pretty Niagara on the Lake See the locks of the Welland Canal where massive ocean-going ships climb up the Niagara Escarpment , and bask in the beauty of one of the seven natural wonders of the world, spectacular Niagara Falls, where the water cascades down a height of over 57 metres (187 feet)! Niagara Falls has many other attractions and museums suitable for kids, history buffs, and anyone who enjoys old-fashioned fun, as well as attractions like Marineland , the Maid of the Mist , and the Butterfly Conservatory .

View of Grand River in Cambridge The next day you can drive west and see Hamilton with its mix of industry, old neighbourhoods and forested Escarpment. See the old mill town of Cambridge, and experience the German heritage and culture around Kitchener-Waterloo . Continue on your trip as you visit the pretty town of Stratford, famous for both its Shakespearean festival and as hometown of Justin Bieber. Continue west to scenic London on the Thames River with its history dating back to 1812, and make a stop in the lovely beach town of Grand Bend .

Return to Toronto (6) to explore old neighbourhoods and the city's historic and modern architecture, ranging from Old Fort York to the recently updated Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) . At the end of it all, enjoy fine dining, catch a Blue Jays baseball game, enjoy the panoramic view from the famous CN Tower, or catch up on your shopping in Yorkville or the downtown Yonge Street area.

Looking down from the CN Tower was like nothing I've ever seen before. That and the sight of Niagara Falls have made this an unforgettable trip! - Zoe

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Overnight Stops: Toronto - Niagara Falls - Waterloo - London 2 nights - Toronto 2 nights

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